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Patient Information Leaflet
Brooke Green Valerian Elixir
Valerian Root Extract
Please read this leaflet carefully before using Brooke Green Valerian Elixir.
It contains important information about this medicine.
Keep this leaflet. You may want to read it again. If you need more information or advice,
please ask your doctor, pharmacist or qualified healthcare practitioner.

What is in this leaflet

What this product is and what it is used for
Before you take this product
How to take this product
Possible side effects
How to store this product
Further information

1. What this product is and what it is used for
Brooke Green Valerian Elixir is a traditional herbal medicinal product used for the temporary relief of
symptoms of mild anxiety and to aid sleep, based on traditional use only.

2. Before you take this product
Do not take this product if you:
- are allergic to any of the ingredients (see section 6)
- are pregnant or breastfeeding
- are under 18 years of age
- are already taking a medicine which makes you drowsy.
Tell your doctor if you have an intolerance to any of the ingredients.
This product may cause drowsiness. Affected patients should not drive or operate machines.
Alcohol may increase the effects of this product. Excessive use of alcohol should therefore be avoided.
You should also know:
This product contains approx. 33% (v/v) ethanol (alcohol). Each 5ml of oral liquid contains approx. 1.3g
of alcohol, equivalent to 32ml beer or 13ml wine. Harmful for people suffering from alcoholism or liver
This product contains sucrose. If you have been told you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact
your doctor before taking this medicinal product. May be harmful to the teeth.

3. How to take this product
Adults and the elderly:
For the symptomatic relief of mild anxiety: Take two 5ml spoonfuls three times a day with water
or fruit juice is desired.
To aid sleep: Take two 5ml spoonfuls 30 minutes before bedtime with an earlier dose during the
evening if necessary.
The effects of this treatment may not occur immediately, therefore this product should be taken
continuously for 2 – 4 weeks.
Do not exceed the stated dose
This formulation is not suitable for children or those under 18.
If you take too much of this product (overdose)
If you take more than the recommended dose, speak to a doctor, pharmacist or healthcare practitioner

and take this leaflet with you. Overdose of this product may result in alcohol intoxication and should
be treated accordingly (see Section 2 – You should also know).
If you forget to take this product
Continue to take your usual dose at the usual time. It does not matter if you have missed a dose.
If your symptoms of mild anxiety and/or sleeplessness persist for more than 4 weeks after using this
product, tell your doctor.
If you have any questions, or are unsure about anything, please ask your doctor,
pharmacist or healthcare practitioner.

4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this product can have side effects, although not everybody gets them.
These include:
- Nausea
- Abdominal cramps
If these persist or become troublesome stop taking the product.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any other side effects.
This product may cause drowsiness. Affected patients should not drive or operate machines.

5. How to store this product
Do not use after the expiry date shown on the bottle
Return any out of date medicine to your pharmacist who will dispose of it for you.
This product does not require any special storage conditions. Keep the bottle tightly closed.
Keep all medicines out of the reach and sight of children

6. Further information
Brooke Green Valerian Elixir is a brown liquid.
Ingredients: Each 5ml of oral liquid contains 1.5 ml of tincture from dried Valerian (Valeriana
officinalis L.) root (1:8). Extraction solvent: ethanol 57% v/v.
This product also contains the following ingredients:
Liquorice Liquid Extract, Orange Oil, Lemon Oil, Coriander Oil, Anise Oil, Ethanol (90%), Sucrose, Water.
This product is available in packs of 100ml, 150ml, 200ml and 300ml. Not all pack sizes may be
Manufacturer and Traditional Herbal Registration Holder:
Rutland Biodynamics Ltd.,
Town Park Farm, Brooke, Rutland LE15 8DG
THR No: 28255/0017
If you would like further information about this product
Contact: Brooke Green Limited, Woodfield House, Moreton Valence, Glos.GL2 7NB
Leaflet prepared June 2010
You can help to make medicines safer by reporting any side-effects to the Yellow Card Scheme at Alternatively you can get a paper Yellow Card form from your GP's surgery
or pharmacy, or call freephone 0808 100 3352 (available 10.00am – 2.00 pm Monday – Friday).

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